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The rules and regulations enacted by an association or a corporation to provide a framework for its operation and management.

Bylaws may specify the qualifications, rights, and liabilities of membership, and the powers, duties, and grounds for the dissolution of an organization.


n. the written rules for conduct of a corporation, association, partnership or any organization. They should not be confused with the Articles of Corporation which only state the basic outline of the company, including stock structure. Bylaws generally provide for meetings, elections of a board of directors and officers, filling vacancies, notices, types and duties of officers, committees, assessments and other routine conduct. Bylaws are, in effect a contract among members, and must be formally adopted and/or amended. (See: corporation)

See: codification
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The court held that no principle of common law prohibits directors from enacting fee-shifting bylaws and that because contracting parties may modify the "American Rule" under which litigants pay their owns costs to provide that "loser pays," a fee-shifting bylaw (bylaws being "contracts among a corporation's shareholders") would be a permissible contractual exception to the American Rule.
Under the new constitution and bylaws only those holding voting rights will be classified as members of the association.
If accepted by members, adoption of this new document will not only make interpretations clearer, it will also address the legal requirement of member approval for the Bylaws document under which WILPF US functions.
The changes are a result of a controversy over a complaint by the Bailey family which protested that the Choi family had inscribed the back of the late Byung Soon Choi's headstone with Korean religious symbols, counter to Brant's cemetery bylaw.
Students have been calling for changes to the 1979 state university governing bylaws for years, calling them "state security" bylaws, as they restrained students' freedom to hold activities within universities.
I have found this to be essential in unifying APRNs for added influence and allowing all of you to gain a better understand of the bylaws.
Regarding bonuses, the bylaws approve bonuses based on certain rules to members of the internal committees or work teams at the units.
The bylaws will not be amended this year but revised; this is suggested when bylaws become difficult to use and cumbersome.
The President shall recommend for the appointment by the Board of Directors such standing and special committees as may be required by the Bylaws, or as he or she may deem beneficial to the Association.
At the first meeting discuss your objectives, select a name for your new organization, appoint a bylaws committee, and appoint a nominating committee.
WHEREAS, The Bylaws Committee believes that the new Bylaws will give members a greater voice in the FSCT by direct election of Board Directors; will allow the FSCT Board of Directors to act proactively in today's business climate; will reduce FSCT governance costs, allowing the Board to meet more frequently; and will establish a governance structure that fosters maximum flexibility and responsiveness to future needs, let it be
In accordance with the TAPPI Bylaws, notice of proposed amendments to the Bylaws must be provided to the membership for comment thirty days prior to action by the Board of Directors.